My experience with VHT Niteshades has been less than stellar as the darkness fades over time.
Here's what I started with 6 years ago. 3 light coats of Niteshades and 5 (yes, five) coats of clear, polished by hand:
And here's what it looked like 1.5 years ago. It's a bit dirty, but you can blatantly tell that the darkness faded away almost completely:
I stopped paying attention it, as it's now just red like it was before I sprayed it and I bought the Cruze as a replacement.
I don't have a particular standard, but I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. In order for it to look good, it has to have the same gloss as the rest of the car. A matte finish just looks incomplete.
Looking forward to see the finished result.
Defiantly would like it if it was a little bit more shiny. I like the black with the blue topaz.
Ok right trunk is done.
Side by side, shined up good.
other pics taken
wife wasnt to hot about them at 1st, after i polished them up , she wants me to do hers now.
I swaped my lights to hers, mine are drying as we speek. I think they look good on her red car.
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Well I got mine done, I think these ended up a touch darker, i only did 2 coats. they are polished up.
here is a bunch of pics.
They do look darker on the blue one. I like them a lot. My cruze is the same blue and I'm thinking about doing this now!